Monday, February 23, 2009

David W. Blight

Sorry. I know David Blight is an icon, but I've got to get this off my chest.

I've listened to the first two of Professor Blight's course lectures and, you know what, he's annoying me no end. I've been trying to figure out why. A good part of it is that his voice and vocal mannerisms make him a dead ringer for Garrison Keillor. Has anyone else noticed this? At any rate, the problem is, I've always hated Garrison Keillor. And Blight has all of his worst traits, particularly the condescending snarkiness that he tries to mask by slathering it with bucketfuls of treacley empathy. On top of that, I've been underwhelmed by the content. He made his name on memory and perception, and he's milking it for everthing it's worth. The man is obsessed with perceptions. Before getting to perceptions it would be helpful to discuss what actually happened.

That is all.

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